Charleston Southern will play the first four night games in program history to open the football season this year.

CSU, which recently installed lights at Buccaneer Field, on Thursday announced kickoff times for all home games.

The Buccaneers open the season Aug. 28 with a 7 p.m. kickoff against Point University (Ga.) in the first night game in school history.

CSU will host Newberry on Sept. 6 for a 6 p.m. game and then Campbell on Sept. 11 at 7 p.m.

On Sept. 20, The Citadel visits CSU for a 6 p.m. game. The Bucs beat the Bulldogs last season in their opener, 32-29.

The Bucs will host Presbyterian in their Big South Conference opener on October 18 for homecoming at 3 p.m. before Gardner-Webb visits on Nov. 8 for an 11 a.m. kickoff on Senior Day.

Kickoff times for games at SEC opponents Vanderbilt (Oct. 11) and Georgia (Nov. 22) are not expected to be announced until the week before each game.

CSU reports for fall camp on July 31. The Bucs are coming off a school-record 10 wins in a 10-3 season in 2013.


Aug. 28 (Thurs.) Point Univ. (Ga.), 7 p.m.

Sept. 6 Newberry, 6 p.m.

Sept. 11 (Thurs.) Campbell, 7 p.m.

Sept. 20 Citadel, 6 p.m.

Sept. 27 at Charlotte, TBA

Oct. 11 at Vanderbilt, TBA

Oct. 18 Presbyterian, 3 p.m.

Oct. 25 at Coastal Carolina, TBA

Nov. 1 at Monmouth, 1 p.m.

Nov. 8 Gardner-Webb, 11 a.m.

Nov. 15 at Liberty, 3:30 p.m.

Nov. 22 at Georgia, TBA